Chadda, Sarwat The Devil’s Kiss, 320 p. Disney/Hyperion, September 2009. $17.99. Language: PG (20-ish swears); Violence: PG-13. For five years, Billi, 17, has trained to be a Knight Templar – ever since her mother was killed by something evil. When her friend Kay returns from his own training as an Oracle, Billi’s confusion about her relationship with her father intensifies and she makes a fatal mistake – she befriends the one being on the planet she shouldn’t have – Michael, the Angel of Death, who is bent to returning his destroying angels to the world and unleashing the Tenth Plague: then death of every first born child on the earth. Billi will have to sacrifice the one she loves best in order to save the world. The Devil’s Kiss is intense and violent and awfully good. It has a slightly different look at the Knights Templar, Michael and the meaning of Hell, but I enjoyed the modernization. Definitely a book for the Cirque de Freak crowd or those who like their books dark. FYI – this is much darker than Twilight or City of Bones and that sort. HS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.